Almost looks like summer in the Skagit Valley farm fields but what you are seeing are rows and rows of colorfully dormant blueberry bushes. Now look at again and notice a thin line of white.
That thin white line is a modest flock of Snow Geese. The season is upon us and the geese are uncountable. The local chamber says this is the largest collection of wintering Snow Geese in the US.
Sometimes flocks lift and resettle for no apparent reason. These birds though have been ruffled by the Bald Eagle flying nearby. Populations of both are plentiful during fall and winter.
As my friend and I drove back home from the Skagit Valley we witnessed this scene repeat over and over. String after string of birds came in from the north to find a field to settle in for the night.